Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Defining Lavender Bonsai

How to care for lavenders

French and Spanish lavenders are common herbs grown to train bonsai trees. The sweet marjoram is another of the herbs grown to train bonsai. Each plant is the member of the tender perennial group, which the plants will live for a long time if cared for properly. French lavender grows woody shrubs and requires brilliant light and warm environments to survive. The plants can survive in lower temperatures if grown outdoors, yet the warm environment is recommended. The south window is the recommended spot for growing French lavender bonsai indoors. You can also rest the plants at the west or east, yet south is best. In fact, most bonsai plants require the south, west, or east corners to grow healthy.

Lavandula dentata or French lavender is grown as bonsai trees. The beautiful plant includes leaves with indents. The trees grow woody shrubs; therefore, you can grow the bonsai as a cascade, or grow the bonsai upright. The French lavenders can live a long time. The plant grows elongated stems and arched flowers, which are light purple. French lavender requires brilliant lights to survive. If the lights are lowered, the plant becomes weak. The French lavender will develop pale green leaves, especially when the plants do not receive sufficient lighting. You will need to wire the plant so that it does not hang down also. When the plant starts to cascade and the stems become woody and hard remove the wires.

How to upkeep French lavender
To maintain French lavenders you will need brilliant light from the sun, added water, etc. The soil should be richer than that used in common lavender bonsai. The seeds often sprout slowly and continue slow growth. The recommended light, water, and soil may increase growth. You will need to continually cutting to propagate the tree. Insecticides may be used if you see a need; however, French lavender bonsai has physical powerful scented oil that intimidates loose species.

About Sweet Marjoram
Origanum majorana or Sweet marjoram when maturing will grow craggy, harsh wood. Sweet bonsai is one of the fragile species, which is a member of the perennial. When the tree starts, growth it shoots up 1-foot greens that often flowers after it becomes woody. During maturity, you are required to trim the shoots regularly to maintain the bonsai. You should remove the shoots, unless you intend to grow the species in another format.

How to care for Sweet marjoram:
Sweet marjoram requires bright light during winter months. The plant can survive cooler weather, yet brilliant light will prevent weakness. The seeds of the Sweet marjoram often geminate quickly, which you should trim the branches often to promote rooting. The plant is one of the easier species to propagate. Sweet marjoram has a sweet to the smell aroma. The tree often grows up to 8-inches, or sometimes 6-inches, yet it resembles the oldest bonsai species when matured.

Lavandula stoechas or Spanish lavender bonsai grows silvery green leaves, which are smaller than other bonsai plants. The plant can tolerate dryness, whereas the French lavender cannot. If you plan to grow the Spanish lavender indoors, prepare to research. This particular species is not friendly to indoor growing. The species can still make a good bonsai, since it ages like wine.

Bonsai trees are creative miniature garden growths, which form trees and shrubs while requiring meticulous pruning of the branches and root. If you grow bonsai, it is wise to research the market to learn more about caring for the plants. Bonsai require training, care, particulars, etc to continue growing healthy.

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